On Jan. 25, 2023, people were seen shoveling their driveways in a snow blizzard in Mississauga, Ont. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
Environment Canada has issued a warning for southern Ontario of heavy snow and freezing rain due to a storm from America’s northern plains. The storm is expected to bring freezing rain to the southwest, a mix of snow and ice pellets to the Greater Toronto Area, and heavy snow in eastern Ontario.
The weather warning includes the possibility of extensive power outages in Niagara, London, and other parts of southwestern Ontario due to freezing rain, moderate winds, and up to 20 millimetres of ice buildup.
In Toronto, the forecast is calling for a mix of ice pellets and snow up to 15 centimetres, while Ottawa is under a snowfall warning of up to 20 centimetres.